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Friday, January 23, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Nutella is such a versatile spread. I thought I would put it to good use and make some frosting that is undeniably tasty. Chocolate chip cupcakes seemed like a good fit for this particular frosting and I was right. Straight out of the oven, just think of this combination being like a warm chocolate chip cookie with Nutella frosting spread on it.

I love the hazelnut taste of Nutella and how it tastes good on fruits and even swirled in yogurt. As a snack or dessert it is great. For those of you who have never tried Nutella you are in for a treat.

Turning one of the number one cookies into a cupcake was easy and fun at the same time. Young and old will be sure to love this cupcake.

Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Nutella Frosting

Yield: 12 cupcakes


1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
3 eggs  (room temperature)
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 cups granulated sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup milk ( I used 2%)
1/4 cup Hershey's unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 cup Hershey's milk chocolate morsels

Nutella Frosting:

Yield- frosts 12 cupcakes

1/2 cup unsalted butter (room temperature)
3 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup Nutella


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 12 count muffin pan with cupcake liners.

For the chocolate chip cupcakes:

1. Allow butter and 3 eggs to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
2. In a medium sized bowl mix all-purpose flour, baking powder, unsweetened cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. Using a stand mixer and paddle attachment beat butter on medium speed until creamy. Add granulated sugar.
4. Add pure vanilla extract and eggs one at a time. Beat for 1 minute on low speed after the addition of each egg.
5. Alternate adding the all-purpose flour mixture and milk.
6. Gently fold milk chocolate morsels into batter. 
7. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until toothpick is inserted in center and comes out clean.
8. Let cupcakes cool in muffin cups for 5 minutes. Remove cupcakes from muffins cups and place on cooling rack until cooled completely.

For the Nutella frosting:

1. In stand mixer using paddle attachment beat butter  on low to medium speed until smooth.
2. Add powdered sugar 1 cup at a time and beat until blended.
3. Add pure vanilla extract.
4. Add Nutella with mixer on medium speed until blended.

Enjoy these cupcakes if you bake them. Have a great weekend everyone. 

If you try this recipe, please let me know! Leave a comment below, or take a photo and tag it on Instagram or Twitter with #savorthebaking!

Savor The Baking,


  1. These look delicioussss! I would totally devour that frosting, I can never resist!

  2. That frosting is perfect. How could anyone want a cupcake that looked better than that? :)

  3. Mmmm.... love the idea of nutella frosting! I bet they were scrumptious!

  4. Yum!! Who doesn't love Nutella frosting?! Love this Chineka!

  5. Thanks Jessica. Nutella frosting is the best!